I've started a new project called "Trinkets & Treasures." Inspired by the gorgeous of overhead shots I've seen on Instagram of food and accessories, I decided to make vignettes of various areas of my life using the same type of overhead composition. It's a take on digital scrapbooking that allows you to document and preserve items that won't fit in an album or can't be scanned by a scanner. While these vignettes are personal to me, my intent was to make them generic enough that anyone could potentially relate to them.
Read on for a look at the ones I've made so far, and how you can easily go about making your own:
Walt Disney World
How to make your own:
Making your own trinkets and treasures collage doesn't require a lot of work. First you need a white surface (I used a sheet of foam board). As far as the camera goes, any camera will do, but a zoom lens is best as it allows you to more easily compose your shot. I used a tripod, although it's not necessary. The tripod allows you to compose the photo more thoughtfully and you can ensure a sharp image in any light. A mix of 2D and 3D items makes the picture more dynamic, and other than that, it's up to you!